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Ruby-Jaye Wood

Ruby-Jaye Wood’s practice is heavily based on materiality as she explores themes of weight, balance, layers, and fragility through manipulating and investigating the characteristics   and qualities of industrial-like materials such  as plaster, fabric, clay, and metal. Wood aims to create tension between these materials by using textural juxtapositions, contradictory elements and contrasting material components and properties; for example, making something soft look hard.

Wood handles and physically engages with materials using experimentation as a method of making. This emphasizes the physicality and tactility of the work as well highlighting the process the materials encounter and go through.

Robyn Bailey